15 depictions of obsessive fans—The A.V. Club


1. Eminem, “Stan” (2000) The third single from The Marshall Mathers LP earned Eminem some of the highest praise of his career, but back when “Stan” was grabbing VMA nominations and giving a three-year-old Dido single a piggyback ride up the charts, who would’ve guessed the song’s lasting legacy would be lexicographical? “Stan” is literally […]

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Can Spider-Man Can Be Saved in the MCU? Sony-Disney Talks Are Ongoing


Earlier today, it was reported that Marvel Studios was on the verge of losing Spider-Man due to a dispute between Sony and Disney. It looked like the MCU was on the verge of losing Tom Holland’s Peter Parker forever. All may not be lost though, as Sony is now claiming that this dispute all comes […]

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Marc Maron has some thoughts about newbie Conan O’Brien being named a podcasting pioneer


Marc Maron, Conan O’BrienScreenshot: Conan Look, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend is a really good podcast, okay? All 30-plus episodes of the late-night legend’s first foray into the “no makeup, no hair” world of online celebrity chit-chat are genuinely funny, thoughtful, and filed with the sort of loose, faux-fraught banter (among Conan, assistant Sona Movsesian, […]

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New Line Cinema Founder Bob Shaye Directs a Fresh Thriller


The official trailer for Ambition dropped today. From the producers of Nightmare on Elm Street, Ambition is a suspenseful thriller that creates a world where desire and revenge converge into a questionable reality. Jude is an intense, driven musician preparing for the biggest performance of her life-but her ambition could end up killing her. As […]

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Spider-Man Fans Threaten Sony Boycott Over Marvel Studios Deal


The internet has been set ablaze by the news that Sony Pictures and Disney are reportedly parting ways on future Spider-Man movies. This has led the hashtag #BoycottSony to begin trending on social media, as many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are not at all pleased, should this news prove to be true. But […]

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Scream Reboot Rumors Get Shot Down by Blumhouse


Despite internet rumors suggesting the contrary, Blumhouse is not actively developing a reboot for the horror movie Scream. Recently, it was reported that the studio was moving forward with a planned movie reboot of the Wes Craven franchise, spreading the rumor throughout the internet. On Tuesday, the report made its way to the Blumhouse VP […]

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This week in Savage Love: Quickies


Graphic: Libby Maguire I took Molly with my best bud. We wound up cuddling and telling each other everything. We didn’t mess around—we’re both straight guys—but one of the things I told him is that I would much rather eat pussy than fuck, and one of the things he told me is that he’s not […]

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Why Bucky Can’t Be the New Captain America Explained by Endgame Directors


Avengers: Endgame directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo are going to keep answering questions about the movie until there are simply no questions left to answer. But would we want anything less from the filmmakers behind the biggest movie of all time? In this case, the directing duo has addressed the Captain America situation, as […]

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Spider-Man Reported to Be Out of the MCU as Sony Pulls Rights from Disney


In something of a shocker, Sony Pictures will no longer be collaborating with the Disney-owned Marvel Studios on future Spider-Man movies. This comes just after it was revealed that Spider-Man: Far From Home became Sony’s highest-grossing movie ever at the box office, which was in no small part thanks to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige […]

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Lesley Manville on Mum, Harlots, and being a great GIF


Lesley ManvillePhoto: Harlots (Liam Daniel/Hulu), Mum (BritBox Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, August 21. All times are Eastern.  Top pick Harlots (Hulu, 3:01 a.m.) and Mum (BritBox, new episodes arrive on Tuesdays): What do these two very different shows—one, an insightful drama about the inner workings of 18th-century brothels; the […]

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